1. Apparently There are 12 Female Orgasms - And This Is How To Have Them All

    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    If you had asked me how many different types of orgasms there were when I was 19, I probably would have said “…there are different types?”.

    Sadly, like many young women, the only type of orgasm I knew about back then was the kind I was habitually faking.

    But then I bought my first sex toy, and started being more vocal about what I needed in bed, and, because of this, I’ve learnt that there are at least 12 distinct types of orgasms that women can have.

    I’ve not had all of them yet, mind you. But to paraphrase my good friend 50 Cent, this year my plan is to get off or die trying.

    If you, too, are curious about this kind of 'Dirty Dozen', then just keep reading to find out what they are, and how you can have them.

    1. Clitoral Orgasm

    The most common and easily-achieved kind of orgasm, you can have one of these by *spoiler alert* stimulating your clitoris!

    If you can't locate yours or your partner's, this artwork called "The Glitoris" should help you.

    Masturbation (both the solo kind and multi-player kind) should help you work out what turns you on and what helps you achieve a clitoral orgasm, which can be described as intense and short-lasting.

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    2. Vaginal/G-Spot Orgasm

    The G-spot (or Graffenberg Spot, to be precise) is the name given to the small, nerve-rich area above the front vaginal wall.

    It's a controversial topic because some sexperts insist that the G-spot is a myth. But does it really matter? If massaging that area in a circular 'come hither' motion gets you to the Big O, then the G Spot is certainly real for you.

    Bonus points if you get your partner to give you gentle oral whilst they get to work stimulating your G Spot with their fingers or a sex toy - but be patient, as this can take time to master.

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    3. Blended Orgasm

    Blended orgasms occur when multiple areas of your body are being touched and pleasured simultaneously.

    They can occur when you're in the middle of fast-paced sex, or when you're slowly building up to the main event.

    This is a great way to get loads of erogenous zones lighting up all at once, and a fab opportunity to roll some foreplay dice.

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    4. Multiple Orgasms

    Multiple orgasms can be either sequential (when you orgasm, rest, and then orgasm again) or serial (one orgasm after another with no rest in between).

    If you're hungry for more, try sequential style first. Orgasm, then take a minute to rest and enjoy the extra oxytocin flooding your brain. Then go back for round two! And three… and four…

    If you're still learning about your own body, maybe just focus on learning to orgasm before trying to have multiple climaxes.

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    5. Anal Orgasm

    You might not have considered it, but you may be someone who can orgasm during anal.

    Lots of women can reach orgasm during anal sex, it just isn’t talked about much in popular culture.

    Most of the heterosexual sex we see in mainstream films and on TV is bog standard penis-in-the-vagina sex, but less than 8% of women orgasm this way.

    The anal walls are rich in nerve endings, so why deprive yourself of an amazing orgasm? Make sure you use lots of lube, and go slow if you’re a beginner.

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    6. Sleep-Gasm (a.k.a 'Snore-gasm')

    The sheer power of the brain means that women can orgasm whilst they sleep, and it makes a lot of sense.

    In your sleep, you are at your most relaxed, aren't worried about what you look like, or about your performance in bed. When these negative thoughts occur during sex, it is known as 'spectatoring' and it can be a huge barrier.

    In your sleep, your mind can freely explore your sexual fantasies without feeling rushed or judged. This can turn you on so much you can end up orgasming. You may even end up waking yourself up!

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    7. Cervical Orgasm

    This is one of the most powerful orgasms a woman can have.

    Sometimes known as the full-body orgasm because of the way washes over you from head to toe, the cervical orgasm is best achieved via deep vaginal penetration.

    Sex therapists suggest warming up with a few different positions beforehand and doing it doggy style to get as deep as possible.

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    8. U-Spot Orgasm

    The urethra isn't just for peeing, ladies! It is surrounded by some of the hidden parts of the clitoris that are internal, rather than external like the head.

    When your urethra is stimulated, blood rushes to the erectile tissue that surrounds the opening, and this can result in ejaculation or 'squirting'. But it can also be very prone to infection, so do your research before you start trying for this kind.

    Oh, and make sure to have a towel handy.

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    9. A-Spot Orgasm

    The "anterior fornix exogenous zone" or "the second G Spot" is located above the cervix, in the region of the belly button.

    It is best reached after considerable foreplay has taken place, and with a generous amount of lube, so take your time before aiming for this kind of climax.

    Get your partner to touch the A-spot with the pad of their finger or a toy, and then pull down across the front wall for a wake-the-neighbours style orgasm!

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    10. Nipple Orgasm

    Your breasts have orgasmic potential!

    It turns out that breast and nipple play lights up the same part of the brain that responds to genital and clitoral stimulation.

    Having your boobs fondled, massaged, or sucked (the list goes on) also triggers the release of oxytocin. If you want to have a nipple orgasm, edging is key.

    First, massage the area around your breasts, torso, and tummy to tease yourself, and encourage circulation around your chest.

    Then, circle and caress your breasts using a featherlike touch. Don't touch your areolae or nipples until you are seriously aroused.

    Once you feel like you can't wait any longer, run your fingers around your areolae and start to gently pinch your erect nipples from base to tip. This should result in multiple waves of pleasure washing over you.

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    11. Core-Gasm

    If you ever needed more motivation to exercise, read on! Coregasms, (or exercised-induced orgasms, are a real thing). First mentioned by famed sexologist Alfred Kinsey in 1953, these orgasms tend to occur when you are working on your core muscles.

    A coregasm will begin somewhere around your abdominals, and can happen during or shortly after exercise.

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    12. Expanded Sexual Response

    The definition of this rare phenomenon is quite a complex one. Women who experience Expanded Sexual Response (ESR) are able to have multiple, prolonged, intense orgasms.

    Although it is not yet fully understood by the scientific community, researchers think ESR is caused by activating the pudental, pelvic, hypogastric and vagus nerves simultaneously.

    Women who have experienced ESR have reported seeing flashes of light and colour during orgasm, having out-of-body experiences, and even feeling as though an earthquake is occurring!

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    Audrey Andrews is a student blogger for Lovehoney. In her spare time she loves to do craft, but would not advise knitting your own condoms.

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    Comments (11)

    • wildflower: February 28, 2017 14:55
      I'd never heard of number 12 before and I'm still hoping to achieve number 11 ....would make exercising a lot more interesting !
    • GeekyGamer: March 07, 2017 14:42
      #11 makes sense. I'm a guy so things are different but during/after sport and exercise I often find myself aroused.
    • mark: March 31, 2017 14:32
      Great article will deffo be trying to massage the urethra to see if I can make a girl that hasn't squirted, squirt
    • Martin: June 24, 2017 08:02
      Brain-gasm some women can orgasm without any physical stimulation. This can be achieved through hypnosis or conditioning.
    • Cis: July 26, 2017 13:21
      There's another sort that I know of, where you change places with your partner. This is great if you would like to know what it feels like for the opposite sex (or maybe I should just say, your partner - at any rate, for them). Basically you let yourself be so open to them that you drop into their zone, & let them into yours; you know when it's beginning when you feel a hand on a thigh or something and you're not sure who is which. Or you get all tangled up and it's difficult to untangle. Instead of letting disorientation drive you to try to get your sense of self back, just go with it ... When orgasm hits, it's like "Wow, was that their's I just felt, or mine?!" Wow!
    • cstar: July 26, 2017 20:39
      Cis .. that's true and you can merge into one together and feel both yours and your partners at the same time
    • Cis: July 27, 2017 00:23
      Hooray! I am so glad someone else is experiencing this too, Cstar! If you know any more Tantra, please do share it ... This world's people need Tantra for their enlightenment. Help to spark off that quantum leap! ???
    • cstar: July 27, 2017 12:05
      A simple way to get in touch with this feeling is to put your palms together but barely touch
    • Cis: July 27, 2017 18:48
      So ... we're up to 14 now, with Martin's brain-gasm and all. Let's go there for a moment. Has anyone else noted that they can come whilst listening to music? I remember my first, in a packed concert hall, the sit down & keep still very civilized type, so every reaction had to happen inside. All these very stiff & starchy people, politely staying quiet. Sociological bondage, in effect! Do you remember that sit down and shut up thing when you were a kid? Some people have never got rid of it! And the music orgasmic.
      Okay, so I stayed still ... but inside I was having orgasm after orgasm.

      A friend of mine, when he was turning girls on, he used to get them to lie on a set of overturned 250-watt speakers, and blast their favourite music through it. Okay, so there's a lot of vibration there ... There's a fine line between the mind and the body, and he knew how to disappear it. Sound and touch are nearly identical - ask a fish! - there's a way in to ring the changes with the visual fantasies. It takes some setting up, and you need ear plugs and ear defenders if you're going to amp it right up, & a big old set of disco speakers from an auction or the tip - cost about £25 now that everyone's getting rid of them.

    • Sprinelli: July 09, 2020 20:16
      I now know that I experience ESR!! I didn't realise most people don't experience this. I just presumed that was how woman orgasmed. After a few years of being married and my husband really getting to know my body, my orgasms became more and more intense. He knows me so well now that when I orgasm (usually after intense sessions of bondage, edging etc) I see spots in my eyes and flashing when they are closed. My husband says my whole body arches off the bed/sofa etc and can last for a few minutes at a time. When my body can't anymore it collapses but if he touches me or blows cold air over me I have another mini orgasm and this can happen multiple times for a few minutes. It takes me a long time to recover from them and I sleep soooo well afterwards. Sometimes it goes the other way and makes me go feral. It is always incredible when this happens for both of us. ESR doesn't happen every time but I do multi orgasm most days. The most in one 3 hour session was 9 full blown orgasms with multiple mini ones in between. He loves to watch me like this and it makes his experience so much more heightened knowing he did that to me.
    • Chris: July 22, 2020 18:38
      And on to the next! Male orgasms ... please ??
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